I have been working very hard this past month to get my office/sewing room/creative work space a big makeover! I am so excited to be in the “putting it all together” stage now! There will be a post coming soon of the before and after photos. I just love how it looks and it is so functional for my needs to design newborn photography props! In the meantime, here is a sneak peak into an area of my space that I have turned into my children’s craft/drawing area.
I could not find a round children’s table that suited the look I was after or was big enough for what I wanted. So I ended up doing a little Ikea Hack on the Vejmon Coffee table! It was the perfect diameter and height but it had a second shelf underneath the table top.
I liked it but my children would not be able to get their knees under the table. So I simply just left the lower shelf out when I assembled it! I was concerned about it being wobbly but it is just fine and sturdy!! LOVE! So I had the table with the look I wanted but was concerned how the laminate top would wear to paint, water, glue, markers etc. So next came a removable vinyl table top cover!
m a t e r i a l s | cost $9
- 45″ x 45″ size of vinyl (8 gauge)
- 90″ of elastic 1″ wide
- straight pins
- safety pin
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Lay the vinyl on a hard floor surface. Turn the table upside down.
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Take a ruler and measure 3″ from the edge of table. Make a dot marking with a sharpie every couple of inches all the way around the table. This will make a dotted circle 3″ wider then the actual table to make a template to cut the vinyl.
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Cut the vinyl with scissors following the dotted line you have measured out.
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Fold the vinyl over about 2″ to make a casing. Use straight pins to pin it. You will have to make and pin down little pleats in the vinyl as you go around.
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Sew the casing all around. I used a regular needle and white thread. Make sure to leave a 1.5 ” opening.
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Secure the end of elastic to a large safety pin. Here is the hard part! Push pin and elastic through the opening and all around back and out of the opening.
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Fit the cover over the table. Pull the elastic as tight as you can so the cover is snug over the edge of the table. Tie the two ends in a double knot and trim the ends. Push the elastic into the casing and sew the opening shut.
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Here is what your finished cover looks like completed!
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Now stretch it back over the table and voila! You are finished!
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As soon I was finished my children promptly covered the table with glue, glitter, ribbon, paper etc! I sat back and enjoyed watching them make art knowing their new craft table was protected! So easy to clean with a damp cloth too!
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